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Chachi 420 (1997)

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Wealthy Janki falls in love with poor Jaiprakash, much to the displeasure of her parents, and ends up getting married, and living with her husband. She subsequently gives birth to a ... See full summary »

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Jaiprakash Paswan / Laxmi Godbhole (as Padmashri Kamal Haasan)
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Durgaprasad Bhardwaj
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Banwarilal Pandey
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Janki Paswan
Johnny Walker ...
Joseph (as Johny Walker)
Paresh Rawal ...
Hariharan 'Haribhai'
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Siraj Akhtar
Ayesha Jhulka ...
Ratna
Baby Sana ...
Bharti
Atul Agnihotri ...
Himself (in song "Gare Dore")
Ritu Shivpuri ...
Herself (in song "Gare Dore")
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Dr. Rohit (as Raj Zutchi)
Raghuram
Abaswaram Ramjhi
Madan Bob
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Wealthy Janki falls in love with poor Jaiprakash, much to the displeasure of her parents, and ends up getting married, and living with her husband. She subsequently gives birth to a daughter. Differences surface between the couple, and Janki leaves Jaiprakash and moves back in with her parents. Jaiprakash wants to see his daughter, but is prevented by Durgaprasad, Janki's dad, so he assumes the guise of a woman, calls himself Laxmi, and starts working as a nanny for his daughter. Complications arise when Durgaprasad gets attracted to Laxmi and wants to marry 'her'. Written by Carrie

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In end credit scenes, shruti hassan appears as a child artist. Music director Vishal Bhardwaj teaches her and other children how to sing Title song. See more »

Quotes

[about the new mute chef]
Banwarilal Pandey: Can he cook whatever we write to him?
Laxmi: Why would you want to write it to him?
Banwarilal Pandey: Because he is mute.
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Remake of Avvai Shanmugi (1996) See more »

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Jago Gori (Chachi's Voice)
Written by Gulzar
Composed by Vishal Bhardwaj
Performed by Asha Bhosle, Shruti K. Haasan & Kamal Hassan
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Very funny film!
31 January 2001 | by (Cambridgeshire, England) – See all my reviews

Chachi 420 is very funny film. I laughed the whole way through. Kamal Hassan has directed a really good movie and should direct even more films and his acting was superb! Tabu proved yet again what a great actress she is.

The storyline is the same as the original Hollywood version and Chachi 420 is slightly better than Mrs Doubtfire!

For people who love comedy they have got to see this film! It deserves a 9.5/10!


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